Originally Posted by QuadraQ
Thank you for your comments vestaviascott! I'm seriously considering this set, and I have a question I hope you can answer: How reflective is the screen? This always drives me nuts, when they have a glassy finish and reflections end up spoiling the image quality. I've seen this set at Costco and in you pictures, but what does it look like when it's off? Glossy, semi-glossy, or matte?
I'd say between semi-glossy and matte. More reflection than our old LG which was really matte, but not a mirror by any means. More along the lines of a cell phone with a matte screen protector is the best I can describe it (have bought many protectors for my galaxy S3).
I've had mine for about 2 weeks and the only thing my wife and I wish, was that we had more time to sit in front of the thing. After setting it up and turning it on, she half kiddingly said "I may quit my job and make sure this TV never shuts off." Jury's out on the job status, but we love the TV. Great PQ, good blacks and for some reason, my yamaha receiver now works with my comcast DVR's by keeping the HD output settings at where I set them, so less cords!
The remote does suck, but we use logitech harmony 700's and if you make sure to point it generally at the TV while powering up, there are no issues. I don't know why they didn't just put the pickup in the little vizio tag on the lower right vs somewhere in the bezel on the far left. If I had brass balls, I'd take it apart and reroute it... but I do not.
So far, we only use netflix on the TV which does just as good a job as our PS3 or our sony BR player. We tried watching a little bit of 3d, but it made us both nauseous. I bought it for the real estate, not the gimicks anyway. For those wondering, 70 is way bigger than 55, especially once it's in your living room. Also, the box fit perfectly laying down in the back of a buddies yukon with the far rear seats out and middle seats folded forward. Also made the 1.5 hour 60 mile trip home on bumpy roads in a snow storm without issue as well.
I've started playing around with the DLNA capabilities, but it doesn't like many formats off a media server direct. I've found that xvid avi's with 5/6 channel ac3 audio or 2 channel mp3 works easily with windows media player 12 as the server. Pretty much any other format requires transcoding and honestly, I didn't find a good format that ended up looking good, so I stuck with the xvid avi's and get near upscaled dvd quality with an average of 2.5G files with my ripped dvd's. Have yet to rip a blue-ray... bidding on a blue ray drive now on ebay.
In samsclub, I stood for the better part of 2 hours and compared the sanyo LC-70C7500U, sony KDL70R550A, vizio M701d and samsung UN75F6300. This is what they had on display lined up side by side all being piped the same signal. The sanyo was a distant last (very similar to the vizio E701I), the sony a relatively close 2nd to the vizio but not as clear of a picture with the vizio and samsung being neck and neck for PQ. I would have liked to see the sanyo LC-70LE755U, but the active 3d would have dissuaded me from it anyway.
Really looking forward to my 2 weeks off over Christmas/new years weeks. My blue ray player is going to get a workout!